Join us on the Aztlan Libre Press Facebook page on Sunday, August, 30, 2020, from 3-4pm (central time) for a conversation and reading with the author. Moderated by Juan Tejeda.

Pandemia & Other Poems comes to us as a salve to a trifecta of crises - a virus that has crippled the world forcing us to reevaluate and test our resolve as survivors; border issues of children in cages and immigrants being held in tent cities to wait with little or no hope; and the ongoing issue of racism and police brutality stirring protests around the world.
Vidaurre’s writings have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Times Magazine, The Texas Observer, Grist, Poet Lore, The Acentos Review, Poetrybay, Voices de la Luna, as well as other journals and anthologies. Vidaurre is the author of seven collections of poetry. He is the 2018-2019 City of McAllen, Texas Poet Laureate, a four-time Pushcart-nominated poet and publisher of FlowerSong Press. Vidaurre is from Boyle Heights, California and now resides in McAllen, Texas with his wife and daughter.
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Praise for Pandemia & Other Poems

Pandemia & Other Poems is a new scripture for the plague years. Unabashedly bi-lingual and pan-cultural, a creation myth in the face of destruction, a seed of renacimiento in our charred garden.
--Luis Alberto Urrea

Pandemia & Other Poems is the book we need right now. Edward Vidaurre’s tender, wise, jazz-singer words rise up and speak for this pandemic period when we realize our lungs connect us—and our stories and our songs.
--Sheila Black

 This is the book to keep close to your heart.
--Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate, Emeritus

I highly recommend you take time to savor this poet-seers verses. Ase O!
--Odilia Galván Rodríguez


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